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Do I Need to Comply with the FSMA Produce Rule?

Added by Lisa McKeag • Last updated October 10, 2018
Author: Lisa McKeag
Type: Guidance - Federal; Coverage Assessment Tools
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)
State: MA

An interactive flowchart to help determine whether a farm is covered by the Produce Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act. Contains links to general produce safety resources to help anyone follow best practices.

Standard Operating Procedures: A Writing Guide

Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated October 9, 2018
Author: Richard Stup
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Fact Sheets
Topic: Food Safety Plans; Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Record Keeping

Standard operating procedures used in combination with planned training and regular performance feedback lead to an effective and motivated workforce. Farm managers and advisers benefit from consistent work performance and predictable results. Workers benefit from increased confidence and a clear sense of achievement.

Dropped Covered Produce

Added by • Last updated October 8, 2018
Type: TAN Question/Answer
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

TAN Question: I have a question regarding §112.114 "What requirements apply to dropped covered produce?" The rule states: "You must not distribute dropped covered produce. Dropped covered produce is covered produce that drops to the ground before harvest. Dropped covered produce does not include...

Farm Stand and U Pick Guidance

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated October 3, 2018
Author: NCR FSMA
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Fact Sheets
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

Guidance document to assist those who run Farm Stands and U Pick sites. The topics covered include signage; bathrooms; parking; money; samples; and more.

Orchard Guidance

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated October 2, 2018
Author: NCR FSMA
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Fact Sheets
Topic: Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Ag Water (Preharvest); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Record Keeping

Guidance document for orchards. Topics include worker health and hygiene; pre-harvest, harvest, and post-harvest activities; required records; and visitors.

Pickled Vegetables Guidance

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated October 2, 2018
Author: NCR FSMA
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Fact Sheets; Published Plans & Statutes (State)

State by state regulations for the processing and selling of pickled vegetables. Includes definitions and tested recipes.

Jams and Jellies Guidance

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated October 2, 2018
Author: NCR FSMA
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Fact Sheets; Published Plans & Statutes (State)

State by state regulations that cover processing and selling Jams and Jellies. Includes definitions and tested recipes.

Fermented Foods Guidance

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated October 2, 2018
Author: NCR FSMA
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Fact Sheets; Published Plans & Statutes (State)

State by state regulations on what processors can sell with or without licenses or permits for fermented foods. Also includes definitions and tested recipes.

Biological Soil Amendments of Animal Origin Guidance

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated October 2, 2018
Author: NCR FSMA
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Fact Sheets
Topic: Soil Amendments; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

FSMA Compliant On-Farm Thermophilic Composting: A Safe Way to Enrich the Soil

Mushroom GAPs Audit and FSMA Resources

Added by Luke LaBorde • Last updated October 2, 2018
Author: Luke LaBorde
Type: Informational Overview
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

Mushroom growing practices are highly specialized compared to other specialty crops. This article provides information and resources the mushroom growers, packers, and slicers need to follow Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and to comply with Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety and Preventive Controls for Human Food regulations.

Aaron Finley - New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets

Added by Aaron Finley • Last updated September 28, 2018
Type: People
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)
State: NY

30 years experience with NYSDAM including conducting GAP audits, USDA fruit and vegetable grading, USDA poultry, shell egg and egg products inspection, COOL reviews, USDA PDP and MDP sampling, Produce Safety Program Office Administrator

Wildlife Guidance

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated September 25, 2018
Author: NCR FSMA
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Fact Sheets
Topic: Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

Guidance on handling wildlife on the farm and a checklist to assess a farm

Qualified Exemptions and Food Hubs/Coops

Added by • Last updated September 19, 2018
Type: TAN Question/Answer
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

TAN Question: I'm working with a coop that meets the definition of a farm in the PC Rule and the definition of a retail food establishment. Since they meet both of those definitions, are they covered under the PSR and may count as a QEU for farms selling to them? There is confusion because it is...

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Pre-Harvest Checklist

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated September 17, 2018
Author: NCR FSMA
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Tools & Calculators
Topic: Record Keeping; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

Looking for an easy way to document that you and your workers are ready to harvest? Use the NCR Pre-Harvest Checklist.

Creating a Database of Water Quality Testing Labs (RD001)

Added by Phillip Tocco • Last updated September 14, 2018
Author: Marissa Schuh, Ben Phillips, Don Stoeckel, Betsy Bihn
Type: Fact Sheets; Coverage Assessment Tools
Topic: Ag Water (Preharvest); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Ag Water (Postharvest)

Many organizations have a desire to build a dynamic, accessible list of water labs for their clientele. In some cases, growers near state boundaries would benefit from having seamless mapping among states. This document can serve as a template to create a seamless National map.

Abridged PDF of Issue 20:Summer 2018

Agricultural Water Testing and the FSMA Produce Safety Rule

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated September 13, 2018
Author: Don Stoeckel, Betsy Bihn, Phil Tocco, Marissa Schuh, Ben Phillips, and Kaiping Deng
Type: Informational Overview
Topic: Ag Water (Preharvest); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Ag Water (Postharvest)

The purpose of this article is to describe: • Specific agricultural water testing requirements from the FSMA Produce Safety Rule, • How these requirements might impact analysis requests to water testing laboratories, and • How agricultural water testing may be different from the testing needs of more traditional laboratory clients such as drinking water utilities, wastewater utilities, water...

Justin McConaghy - Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry

Added by Justin McConaghy • Last updated September 12, 2018
Type: People
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Soil Amendments; Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Ag Water (Preharvest); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Food Safety Plans; Record Keeping
State: OK

I am the Produce Safety Program Coordinator for the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry and the FDA Produce CAP co-PI. I have experience in PSA, OFRR, Cooperative Extension Service teaching, meat further processing verification, egg grading/inspection, poultry grading, and farming. I have a M.S. degree in Agricultural Economics and in the current IFPTI fellowship cohort.

Who can be the responsible party for the Farm per 112.23

Added by • Last updated September 11, 2018
Type: TAN Question/Answer
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

TAN Question: For the purposes of 21CFR 112.22(c) and 112.23, who can serve as responsible party for the farm? -- Can a full-time non-supervisory employee of the covered farm, such as a book keeper, serve in the role(s)? -- Can a consultant, such as AgSafe in California, serve in the role(s)...

Fruits, Vegetables, and Food Safety: Health and Hygiene on the Farm

Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated September 4, 2018
Author: National Good Agricultural Practices Program (Cornell University)
Type: Videos
Topic: Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

Designed to be part of a comprehensive worker training program, this 15-minute video offers guidance to workers on proper hand washing and toilet use, with emphasis on how their health affects the safety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Hygiene topics discussed in this video are reinforced in the Field Hygiene Poster Series. Available in DVD and VHS formats, each video contains both the English/...

Ag Water Tools and Calculators

Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated August 31, 2018
Author: Western Center for Food Safety / UC Davis / Arizona State
Type: Tools & Calculators
Topic: Ag Water (Preharvest); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

The Produce Safety Rule (PSR) requires growers to initially establish a Microbial Water Quality Profile (MWQP) for each untreated agricultural water source used during growing activities of covered produce (other than sprouts) using a direct water application method and conduct annual surveys for that water source in subsequent years. Listed here are several tools that were developed to make it...

FDA Produce Safety Network (PSN)

Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated August 22, 2018
Author: Callahan, C.
Type: People
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

Implementation of the Produce Safety Rule provides unique opportunities and challenges, including recognition of regional differences in growing practices, and increased reliance on state regulatory partners. To achieve the goal of high rates of industry compliance, FDA created the Produce Safety Network (PSN). The Produce Safety Network is comprised of seven produce safety experts and one team...

Vegetable Starts and Potted Plants

Added by • Last updated August 22, 2018
Type: TAN Question/Answer
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

TAN Question: Re: 21 CFR 112 Scenario: a business has >$500k worth of annual sales and sells primarily vegetable starts (e.g. whole produce plants that are sold to costumers, often to be transplanted out into a garden). In this scenario, do vegetable starts contribute to the business’s...

GAP Training Videos in Hmong

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated August 10, 2018
Author: NCR FSMA
Type: Videos

Four videos on cleaning and sanitizing in Hmong language. Subtitles are in English.

TAN answers for FSMA legally binding?

Added by BILLY MITCHELL • Last updated August 7, 2018
Type: TAN Question/Answer
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

TAN Question: Good morning,  Are the answers provided by the TAN for FSMA legally binding?  Than you. 

FDA Fact Sheet - Biological Soil Amendments of Animal Origin (BSAAO)

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated August 6, 2018
Author: FDA
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: Soil Amendments; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

Biological soil amendments of animal origin (BSAAO) are biological soil amendments which consist, in whole or in part, of materials of animal origin, such as manure or non-fecal animal byproducts including animal mortalities, or table waste, alone or in combination. FDA created fact sheet walks through some frequently asked questions regarding BSAAO.

Wash Your Produce sign in Spanish

12"x18"-Wash Your Produce-Sign-Spanish

Added by Shauna Henley • Last updated July 27, 2018
Author: Shauna Henley
Type: People; Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation

Color 12"x18" Wash your Produce sign in Spanish. Highlights the hows and whys consumers would want to know to wash produce.

Wash Your Produce-Sign-English

Added by Shauna Henley • Last updated July 24, 2018
Author: Shauna Henley
Type: People; Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

12"x18" color sign to let consumers know how and why they wash their produce-English

Shauna Henley - University of Maryland Extension

Added by Shauna Henley • Last updated July 24, 2018
Type: People
Topic: Preventive Controls (PC's); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Worker Health, Hygiene & Training
State: MD

B.S. - Biology, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA M.S. - Nutrition & Food Science, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT Ph.D.- Biology with a concentration in Human Nutrition, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA RESEARCH INTERESTS Dr. Henley's current work, focuses on nutrition and food safety education for community members. Her more current teaching activities involve GAP, FSMA...

Greens Spinners for Farm Use

Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated July 21, 2018
Author: Callahan, C. & Chamberlin, A.
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Fact Sheets; Videos
Topic: Ag Water (Postharvest); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation

This blog post, PDF publication and video provide background on some of the key features to consider when thinking about a spinner including cost, capacity, power, space and sanitary design. Manual spinners, washing machine conversions and commercially available electric spinners are described with links included for more information. An outline of a cleaning and sanitizing SOP is also included...

Harmonized GAPs Food Safety Standard Audit

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated July 12, 2018
Author: USDA FDA
Type: Tools & Calculators
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service, Specialty Crops Program, Specialty Crops Inspection (SCI) Division Audit Programs offers voluntary independent audits of produce suppliers throughout the production and supply chain. The Harmonized GAP Standard was recently aligned with the FSMA PSR.

On Farm Food Safety - Create a Food Safety Manual

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated July 12, 2018
Author: FamilyFarmed
Type: Tools & Calculators
Topic: Food Safety Plans; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

CREATE A CUSTOMIZED FOOD SAFETY PLAN Based on harmonized GAP standards, this tool utilizes a number of decision trees that help you assess and address areas of food safety risk that are unique to your operation. Using this tool will help you develop a food safety plan that you can print and implement on your farm. It can also help prepare you for a food safety audit should you decide to pursue...

California Cannery License Program (Web Version)

Added by Kali Feiereisel • Last updated July 9, 2018
Type: Informational Overview
State: CA

This document covers the California Cannery License timeline for business manufacturing, processing, and/or storing of low-acid and acidified canned food products in California. This web version has live links to various websites.

California Cannery License Program (Print Version)

Added by Kali Feiereisel • Last updated July 9, 2018
Type: Informational Overview
State: CA

This document covers the California Cannery License timeline for business manufacturing, processing, and/or storing of low-acid and acidified canned food products in California.

Processed Food Registration (Web Version)

Added by Kali Feiereisel • Last updated July 9, 2018
Type: Informational Overview

This document covers the Processed Food Registration (PFR) permit timeline for business manufacturing, processing, and/or storing food in California. This web version has live links to various websites.

Processed Food Registration (Print Version)

Added by Kali Feiereisel • Last updated July 9, 2018
Type: Informational Overview
State: CA

This document covers the Processed Food Registration (PFR) permit timeline for business manufacturing, processing, and/or storing food in California.

Equivalent Testing Methodology for Agricultural Water

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated July 4, 2018
Author: FDA
Type: Guidance - Federal
Topic: Ag Water (Preharvest); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Ag Water (Postharvest)

FDA has determined that the following methods are scientifically valid and at least equivalent to the method of analysis in § 112.151(a) - Method 1603 - in accuracy, precision, and sensitivity in quantifying generic Escherichia coli in agricultural water.

Blog Post/Video Playlist: AZS Rinse Conveyor at Sassafras Creek Farm

Added by Andrew Chamberlin • Last updated July 2, 2018
Author: Andy Chamberlin
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Videos
Topic: Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

This playlist explains the features and benefits of the AZS Rinse Conveyor. A small-scale vegetable wash line for multiple crops

Floor Design for Vegetable Wash, Pack and Storage Areas

Added by Andrew Chamberlin • Last updated June 26, 2018
Author: Andrew Chamberlin
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

This fact sheet shares guidance on floor design for vegetable wash pack and storage areas.

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Record Keeping Envelope

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated June 21, 2018
Author: NCR FSMA
Type: Guidance - Federal; Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Fact Sheets; Coverage Assessment Tools; Tools & Calculators
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Record Keeping

Includes an Exemption Worksheet and Exemption Guide to help growers determine their status under the Produce Safety Rule.

Crop Infiltration

Added by Kristen Buermeyer • Last updated June 20, 2018
Author: UMass Vegetable Extension
Type: Informational Overview
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation

This article discusses what crop infiltration is, why it must be avoided and how to prevent it.

Food Safety and Crop Loss Issues from Flooding

Added by Kristen Buermeyer • Last updated June 20, 2018
Author: UMass Vegetable Extension
Type: Informational Overview
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Ag Water (Preharvest)

This article discusses the food safety risks associated with crops impacted by flood waters as well as the steps to recover the affected areas and produce.

Maryland Water Testing Laboratories

Added by Justine Beaulieu • Last updated June 19, 2018
Author: University of Maryland and Maryland Department of Agriculture
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Ag Water (Preharvest); Ag Water (Postharvest)
State: MD

This is a list of eight water testing laboratories in and around Maryland

Checklist for Retail Purchasing for Fresh Food

Checklist for Retail Purchasing of Fresh Food

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated June 19, 2018
Author: NCR FSMA
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Record Keeping

This Checklist can provide documentation to the buyer that GAPs were followed on the farm, and that  the buyer took reasonable care when purchasing fruits and vegetables directly from a grower. 

Donna Pahl - Produce Safety Alliance

Added by Donna Pahl • Last updated June 19, 2018
Type: People
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Soil Amendments; Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Ag Water (Preharvest); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Record Keeping
State: CA

Background in horticulture and produce safety.

Water Used to Sprout Mushrooms

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated June 15, 2018
Type: TAN Question/Answer
Topic: Ag Water (Preharvest); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

TAN Question: Could you help me determine if the water used to sprout mushrooms is agricultural water?  The logs are soaked in spring water, typically a week passes before the mushrooms begin to grow.

Water Sampling

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated June 15, 2018
Type: TAN Question/Answer
Topic: Ag Water (Preharvest); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

TAN Question: How to sample on a property that has hundreds of wells, only a few of which are used in a given year.  How to sample on leased property.

How to Clean and Sanitize Crates

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated June 13, 2018
Author: Iowa State University Extension and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Videos
Topic: Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

A five-minute video showing best practices to clean and sanitize crates.

Proposed Compliance Dates for Requirements in Subpart E

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated June 13, 2018
Type: TAN Question/Answer
Topic: Ag Water (Preharvest); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Ag Water (Postharvest)

TAN Question: Thank you for your response to our question assigned to Case 00146080. In this response, FDA wrote "If finalized, these compliance dates would mean, for example, that a farm that is not small or very small must begin sampling and testing untreated surface water in accordance with §...

Coverage of Root-on Produce under Subpart M

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated June 13, 2018
Type: TAN Question/Answer
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

TAN Question: Good morning.  At a recent training PSA Grower Training several participants asked questions related to sprouts, and coverage of various products under subpart M.  We reviewed the preamble statements related to sprouts and the general information that if the product is separated...

Hops Covereage Status

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated June 13, 2018
Type: TAN Question/Answer
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

TAN Question: Are hops exempted from the FSMA Produce rule when used in the making of beer?

Qualified End User

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated June 13, 2018
Type: TAN Question/Answer
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

TAN Question: This question specifically is directed to the definition of a qualified end user under the Produce Safety Rule and being eligible for the qualified exemption. In this case, I am working with a produce grower who sells more than $25k (over three years average in produce sales), but...

FSMA Toilet Facilities Requirements

Added by Kali Feiereisel • Last updated June 13, 2018
Type: TAN Question/Answer
Topic: Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

TAN Question: Would pit toilets where all the waste is collected in a large dug hole be allowed under FSMA toilet facilities requirements (112.129) and (112.131) control and dispose of sewage requirements?  If the toilet is set up in a location that is not too far from the field, but far enough...

Product Tracing Requirements for Farmers' Market Vendors

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated June 13, 2018
Type: TAN Question/Answer
Topic: Record Keeping; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

TAN Question: I have received a question about the current status of product tracing requirements under FSMA. Specifically, this question is related to what would be the responsibility of vendors selling produce at farmers markets to have records of where that product came from? Some vendors may...

Produce Auctions and Preventive Controls for Human Food

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated June 13, 2018
Type: TAN Question/Answer
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

TAN Question: This is about the how the final produce safety rule will apply to distribution facilities called 'produce auctions'. These are commonly used by Amish and Mennonite growers in eastern US. My understanding is that these facilities are exempted from the preventative controls human food...

Microbial Water Quality Profile Compliance Dates

Added by • Last updated June 12, 2018
Type: TAN Question/Answer
Topic: Ag Water (Preharvest); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Ag Water (Postharvest)

TAN Question: Hello. This question is about FDA's Proposed Rule "Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption; Extension of Compliance Dates for Subpart E" (9/13/17). The proposed rule states "As part of this proposed extension, we also propose to...

Field Coring

Added by • Last updated June 8, 2018
Type: TAN Question/Answer
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

TAN Question: Field coring is given as an example of harvesting in section 117.3.  If the cabbage are removed from the field, and then cored inside a building, is this then considered cutting and an example of manufacturing, therefore subject to the FSMA PCHF requirements in section 117.20(b)? ...

Value-Added On-Farm Processing Regulatory Considerations

Added by Kali Feiereisel • Last updated June 6, 2018
Type: Guidance - Federal; Informational Overview
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)
State: CA

This resource aims to aid farmers interested in producing value-added products in understanding the multiple state and federal regulatory requirements for selling processed food products.

Postharvest Chlorination

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated June 6, 2018
Author: Trevor Suslow
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: Preventive Controls (PC's); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

Basic Properties and Key Points for Effective Disinfection

CPS Annual Symposia Resources

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated June 6, 2018
Type: Informational Overview
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF)

Key learnings from annual CPS Symposium.

CPS 2016 Research Symposium

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated June 5, 2018
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Informational Overview
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); Preventive Controls (PC's)

Key learnings from the 2016 Center for Produce Safety Symposium, held in Seattle, WA.

CPS Annual Symposia Resource 2017

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated June 5, 2018
Author: Bob Whitaker, Ph.D
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Informational Overview
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF)

Key Learnings and summary of the research presented at the 2017 Center for Produce Safety Symposium.

Food Safety Flowchart (Spanish)

Added by Kali Feiereisel • Last updated May 23, 2018
Type: Guidance - Federal
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

Un Diagrama de Flujo para Agricultores y Empresas de Alimentos. The following document displays multiple flowcharts under the produce rule and preventive control under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in SPANISH.

Food Safety Plans (Spanish)

Added by Kali Feiereisel • Last updated May 16, 2018
Type: Fact Sheets; Informational Overview
Topic: Food Safety Plans; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

This factsheet briefly summarizes the food safety plan requirements for National Organic Program (NOP) and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety and why it is important to document a food safety plan in Spanish. Equilibrando la Inocuidad Alimentaria y Requisitos Orgánicos para: Planes Escritos

FSMA 101 (Spanish)

Added by Kali Feiereisel • Last updated May 16, 2018
Type: Guidance - Federal; Fact Sheets; Informational Overview
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Food Safety Plans; Record Keeping

This factsheet covers information on the National Organic Program (NOP) and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Hoja Informativa Introductoria de esta Serie Acerca de Cómo Equilibrar la Inocuidad Alimentaria y los Requisitos Orgánicos

Recordkeeping (Spanish)

Added by Kali Feiereisel • Last updated May 16, 2018
Type: Fact Sheets; Informational Overview
Topic: Record Keeping; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

This factsheet covers the recordkeeping requirements for the National Organic Program (NOP) and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety in spanish. Equilibrando la Inocuidad Alimentaria y Requisitos Orgánicos para: Mantenimiento de Registros - Fincas Completamente Cubiertas

Kansas Value Added Products Quiz

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated May 16, 2018
Author: NCR FSMA
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
State: KS

An interactive quiz to help growers understand what is legal to sell/process in Kansas.

Wisconsin Value Added Products Quiz

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated May 16, 2018
Author: NCR FSMA
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
State: WI

An interactive quiz to help growers understand what is legal to sell/process in Wisconsin.

South Dakota Value Added Products Quiz

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated May 16, 2018
Author: NCR FSMA
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
State: SD

An interactive quiz to help growers understand what is legal to sell/process in South Dakota.

Ohio Value Added Products Quiz

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated May 16, 2018
Author: NCR FSMA
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
State: OH

An interactive quiz to help growers understand what is legal to sell/process in Ohio.

North Dakota Value Added Products Quiz

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated May 16, 2018
Author: NCR FSMA
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
State: ND

An interactive quiz to help growers understand what is legal to sell/process in North Dakota.

Nebraska Value Added Products Quiz

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated May 16, 2018
Author: NCR FSMA
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
State: NE

An interactive quiz to help growers understand what is legal to sell/process in Nebraska.

Missouri Value Added Products Quiz

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated May 16, 2018
Author: NCR FSMA
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
State: MO

An interactive quiz to help growers understand what is legal to sell/process in Missouri.

Minnesota Value Added Products Quiz

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated May 16, 2018
Author: NCR FSMA
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
State: MN

An interactive quiz to help growers understand what is legal to sell/process in Minnesota.

Michigan Value Added Products Quiz

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated May 16, 2018
Author: NCR FSMA
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
State: MI

An interactive quiz to help growers understand what is legal to sell/process in Michigan.

Indiana Value Added Products Quiz

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated May 16, 2018
Author: NCR FSMA
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
State: IN

An interactive quiz to help growers understand what is legal to sell/process in Indiana.

Illinois Value Added Products Quiz

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated May 16, 2018
Author: NCR FSMA
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
State: IL

An interactive quiz to help growers understand what is legal to sell/process in Illinois.

Iowa Value Added Products Quiz

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated May 16, 2018
Author: NCR FSMA
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
State: IA

An interactive quiz to help growers understand what is legal to sell/process in Iowa.

Cleaning a Walk-in Cooler video

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated May 14, 2018
Author: Iowa State University Extension and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Videos
Topic: Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

A four-minute video showing best practices to clean a walk-in cooler.

Recordkeeping

Added by Kali Feiereisel • Last updated May 14, 2018
Type: Fact Sheets; Informational Overview
Topic: Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Record Keeping

This factsheet covers the recordkeeping requirements for the National Organic Program (NOP) and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety.

Food Safety Plans

Added by Kali Feiereisel • Last updated May 14, 2018
Type: Fact Sheets; Informational Overview
Topic: Ag Water (Preharvest); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Ag Water (Postharvest); Food Safety Plans

This factsheet briefly summarizes the food safety plan requirements for National Organic Program (NOP) and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety and why it is important to document a food safety plan.

Worker Training and Health and Hygiene

Added by Kali Feiereisel • Last updated May 14, 2018
Type: Fact Sheets; Informational Overview
Topic: Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

This factsheet summarizes what organic farmers will have to do for FSMA on training workers, worker health and hygiene, and visitor health and hygiene if they are fully covered by the Produce Rule.

Land Use History and Neighboring Impacts

Added by Kali Feiereisel • Last updated May 14, 2018
Type: Fact Sheets; Informational Overview
Topic: Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

This factsheet summarizes the requirements from National Organic Program (NOP) and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety for land risks and assessments such as manure, animal material and pathogenic sources.

Monitoring for Significant Animal Contamination

Added by Kali Feiereisel • Last updated May 14, 2018
Type: Fact Sheets; Informational Overview
Topic: Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

This factsheet summarizes the requirements from National Organic Program (NOP) and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety for monitoring and recordkeeping of livestock.

Wild and Domestic Animals

Added by Kali Feiereisel • Last updated May 14, 2018
Type: Fact Sheets; Informational Overview
Topic: Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

This factsheet summarizes the requirements from National Organic Program (NOP) and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety concerning wild and domestic animals and reducing pathogenic contamination.

Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch - Penn State Extension

Added by Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch • Last updated May 14, 2018
Type: People
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Soil Amendments; Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Ag Water (Preharvest); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Food Safety Plans; Record Keeping
State: PA

Maria works for Penn State Extension’s Horticulture and Food Safety teams. She has been extensively reaching out to the Latino Community nationally and internationally. She has been expanding the program’s efforts to reach out the Latino Community by developing and adapting new, culturally-appropriate outreach materials, delivering trainings in Spanish and English and assessing the needs of the...

(FSMA) Produce Safety Rule: A Plain Language Guide

Food Safety Modernization Act's (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule: A Plain Language Guide

Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated May 14, 2018
Author: Justin Chase, New Entry Farming Project
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Fact Sheets
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

This guide is written for people who would like to learn if their farm is covered by the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule. This guide will help you understand how to comply with food safety regulations and explains how practicing food safety on your farm benefits your business and your customers. It also provides numerous resources for further reading and preparation.

The Bad Bug Book

Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated May 1, 2018
Author: Keith A. Lampel, Ph.D., Editor Sufian Al-Khaldi, Ph.D., Co-editor Susan Mary Cahill, B.S., Co-editor
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

The second edition of the Bad Bug Book, published by the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides current information about the major known agents that cause foodborne illness.

Fruits, Vegetables and FSMA Compliance: Multilingual Audiovisual Food Safety Training For Farms And Packinghouses

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 19, 2018
Author: Bihn, E. A.
Type: Project; Videos
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Worker Health, Hygiene & Training

Fruits, Vegetables and FSMA Compliance: Multilingual Audiovisual Food Safety Training For Farms And Packinghouses, (#2017-04941). Bihn, E. A.. N Y Agricultural Expt Station, Geneva, New York

Guidance for Industry: FDA Records Access Authority Under Sections 414 and 704 of the Federal Food, Drug, & Cosmetic Act

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 19, 2018
Author: U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Type: Guidance - Federal
Topic: General (PCHF); General (PSR); Record Keeping

This guidance document provides updated information pertaining to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authority to access and copy records under sections 414 and 704 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) (Public Law 111-353) was signed into law on January 4, 2011. Section 101 of FSMA amends section 414(a) and 704(a)(1)(B) of...

Guidance for Industry: What You Need to Know About Registration of Food Facilities; Small Entity Compliance Guide

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 19, 2018
Author: U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Type: Guidance - Federal
Topic: General (PCHF)

This guidance document is a restatement of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) current requirements for registration of food facilities presented in simplified format and language. As guidance, it is not binding on either FDA or the public.

Guidance for Industry: What You Need to Know About the FDA Regulation: Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food; Small Entity Compliance Guide

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 19, 2018
Author: U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Type: Guidance - Federal
Topic: General (PCHF)

This guide was developed to inform domestic and foreign food facilities about the PCHF regulation and how to comply with it. It contains important information that may affect your firm.

Guidance for Industry: What You Need to Know About Establishment and Maintenance of Records; Small Entity Compliance Guide

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 19, 2018
Author: U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Type: Guidance - Federal
Topic: General (PCHF); General (PSR); Record Keeping

This guidance was created to inform domestic persons in the U.S. who manufacture, process, pack, transport, distribute, receive, hold, or import food for humans or animals, and foreign persons who transport food in the U.S., about final regulations that establish requirements regarding the establishment and maintenance of records.

Guidance for Industry: Policy Regarding Certain Entities Subject to the Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Preventive Controls, Produce Safety, and/or Foreign Supplier Verification Programs

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 19, 2018
Author: U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Type: Guidance - Federal
Topic: General (PCHF); General (PSR)

The purpose of this document is to state the intent of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA, we, or the Agency) not to enforce certain regulatory requirements as they currently apply to certain entities and/or activities. The applicable requirements are established in our regulations entitled “Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food...

Guidance for Industry: What You Need To Know About Administrative Detention of Foods; Small Entity Compliance Guide

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 19, 2018
Author: U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Type: Guidance - Federal
Topic: General (PCHF)

FDA prepared this guidance to restate the legal requirements in section 304(h) of the FD&C Act. Previously, this guidance restated the legal requirements for FDA’s administrative detention regulation at 21 CFR Part 1, Subpart K, implementing section 304(h) of the FD&C Act.

Guidance for Industry: Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption: What You Need to Know About the FDA Regulation - Small Entity Compliance Guide

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 19, 2018
Author: U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Type: Guidance - Federal
Topic: General (PSR)

We have prepared this Small Entity Compliance Guide in accordance with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (Pub. Law 104-121). This guidance document is intended to assist small entities in complying with the rule set forth in 21 CFR Part 112 concerning Produce Safety. The rule is binding and has the full force and effect of law.

Guidance for Industry: Necessity of the Use of Food Product Categories in Food Facility Registrations and Updates to Food Product Categories (2016 Edition)

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 19, 2018
Author: U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Type: Guidance - Federal
Topic: General (PCHF); General (PSR)

This guidance represents the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) conclusion on the necessity of food product categories in food facility registrations submitted to FDA under section 415 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) (21 U.S.C. 350d), as added by section 305 of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (Bioterrorism Act) and...

Dave Seddon, MBA RD LD - Food Safety Business Consultant

Added by Dave Seddon, MBA RD LD • Last updated April 17, 2018
Type: People
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's); Preventive Controls (PC's); Food Safety Plan; General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Food Safety Plans; Record Keeping
State: ME

25+ years of nationwide consulting in Food Safety, Business, and Nutrition: Experience includes: PCQI Lead Instructor in Human Food Production; HACCP/Food Safety Planning, Auditing, and Training; Nutrition and Allergy Plans; R&D; Nutrition Education; Sanitation; Food Manufacturing and Processing / SQF Implementation; SOP develpment; Financial and Operational Performance. * HACCP / Food...

Kali Feiereisel - Community Alliance with Family Farmers

Added by Kali Feiereisel • Last updated April 12, 2018
Type: People
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Soil Amendments; Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Food Safety Plans; Record Keeping
State: CA

Kali provides food safety technical assistance to farmers as they further develop their practices to meet new requirements. In addition to her background in diversified vegetable production, she recently studied food safety, local food systems, and food and agriculture policy while completing her graduate degree in Public Health Nutrition from UC Berkeley.

Hawaii Roots Food Safety Outreach Project

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 11, 2018
Author: Odom, S. K.
Type: Project; Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
Topic: General (PSR)

Hawaii Roots Food Safety Outreach Project, (#2016-07325). Odom, S. K.. Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services, Honolulu, Hawaii

National Dairy Food Safety Plan Coaching Workshop

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 11, 2018
Author: Alcaine, S. D.
Type: Project
Topic: General (PCHF)

National Dairy Food Safety Plan Coaching Workshop, (#2017-04951). Alcaine, S. D.. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Practical Tools For Food Safety On Small Diversified Fruit And Vegetable Farms

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 11, 2018
Author: Chanin, R.
Type: Project; Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
Topic: General (PSR)

Practical Tools For Food Safety On Small Diversified Fruit And Vegetable Farms, (#2016-07333). Chanin, R.. Global Growers Network Inc, Stone Mountain, Georgia

Providing Small Farms An Integrated Approach To Meet FSMA, GAPS, And NOP Requirements Through Education, Outreach, And Technical Support

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 11, 2018
Author: Suokko, K.
Type: Project; Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
Topic: General (PSR)

Providing Small Farms An Integrated Approach To Meet FSMA, GAPS, And NOP Requirements Through Education, Outreach, And Technical Support, (#2016-07339). Suokko, K.. Local Food Hub, Inc., Charlottesville, Virginia

Cultivate Kentucky Parternship Expansion

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 11, 2018
Author: Brislen, L.
Type: Project; Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
Topic: General (PSR)

Cultivate Kentucky Parternship Expansion, (#2017-04983). Brislen, L.. University Of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Adapting Food Safety Curriculum And Training Materials To Support Comprehensive Technical Assistance Programming Targeting Diverse Beginning Farmers In Massachusetts

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 11, 2018
Author: DellaRoman, M.
Type: Project; Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
Topic: General (PSR)

Adapting Food Safety Curriculum And Training Materials To Support Comprehensive Technical Assistance Programming Targeting Diverse Beginning Farmers In Massachusetts, (#2016-07316). Dellaroman, M.. Third Sector New England, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts

Food Safety Education And Outreach Programming For Plain Growers

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 11, 2018
Author: Ilic, S.
Type: Project; Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
Topic: General (PSR)

Food Safety Education And Outreach Programming For Plain Growers, (#2017-04949). Ilic, S.. Ohio State University, Wooster, Ohio

Expanding Food Safety Outreach And Education For Local Food Systems In California

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 11, 2018
Author: Runsten, D.
Type: Project; Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
Topic: General (PSR)

Expanding Food Safety Outreach And Education For Local Food Systems In California, (#2016-07342). Runsten, D.. Community Alliance With Family Farmers Foundation, Davis, California

Customized Food Safety Intervention Strategies For Hard To Reach Producers

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 11, 2018
Author: Marshall, S.
Type: Project
Topic: General (PCHF); General (PSR)

Customized Food Safety Intervention Strategies For Hard To Reach Producers, (#2016-07319). Marshall, S.. Texas Organic Farmers And Gardeners Association, Elgin, Texas

Local Produce Safety Initiative

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 11, 2018
Author: McSwain, K.
Type: Project
Topic: General (PSR)

Local Produce Safety Initiative, (#2017-04935). Mcswain, K.. Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, Pittsboro, North Carolina

Seeds For Increasing Tribal Knowledge In Food Safety

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 11, 2018
Author: Rock, C.
Type: Project; Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
Topic: General (PSR); Food Safety Plans

Seeds For Increasing Tribal Knowledge In Food Safety, (#2016-07318). Rock, C.. University Of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Related Food Safety Education And Outreach For Hard-To-Reach Audiences In The Pacific Northwest And Alaska Using Current Land-Grant University Extension System

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 11, 2018
Author: Kim, J.
Type: Project; Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
Topic: General (PSR)

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Related Food Safety Education And Outreach For Hard-To-Reach Audiences In The Pacific Northwest And Alaska Using Current Land-Grant University Extension System, (#2016-07428). Kim, J.. Univ Of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho

WVSU Cold Chain Initiative

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 11, 2018
Author: Stewart, M.
Type: Project
Topic: General (PSR)

WVSU Cold Chain Initiative, (#2016-07417). Stewart, M.. West Virginia State University, Institute, West Virginia

Empowering Small On Farm And Limited Resource Processors With Custom Fsma Training

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 11, 2018
Author: McReynolds, R.
Type: Project
Topic: General (PCHF); Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's)

Empowering Small On Farm And Limited Resource Processors With Custom Fsma Training, (#2016-07324). Mcreynolds, R.. Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, Pittsboro, North Carolina

Bilingual Produce Safety Educational Programming For Hispanic/Latino Fresh Produce Growers And Farmworkers In Pennsylvania

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 11, 2018
Author: Gorgo-gourovitch, M. A.
Type: Project; Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
Topic: General (PSR)

Bilingual Produce Safety Educational Programming For Hispanic/Latino Fresh Produce Growers And Farmworkers In Pennsylvania, (#2017-04984). Gorgo-Gourovitch, M. A.. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

A Multistate Effort To Integrate And Expand Farmers Market Food Safety Materials Across The Southern Region To Increase Food Safety Culture

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 11, 2018
Author: Boyer, R. R.
Type: Project; Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
Topic: General (PSR)

A Multistate Effort To Integrate And Expand Farmers Market Food Safety Materials Across The Southern Region To Increase Food Safety Culture, (#2016-07426). Boyer, R. R.. Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia

Environmental Assessments To Customize Food Safety Training For Very Small To Small Strawberry Producers In The Southeastern United States

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 11, 2018
Author: Gibson, K.
Type: Project; Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
Topic: General (PSR)

Environmental Assessments To Customize Food Safety Training For Very Small To Small Strawberry Producers In The Southeastern United States, (#2017-04973). Gibson, K.. University Of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Food Safety Training And Assistance For The Cottage Law Home Baker

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 11, 2018
Author: Graves, A.
Type: Project
Topic: General (PCHF)
State: OK

Food Safety Training And Assistance For The Cottage Law Home Baker, (#2017-04938). Graves, A.. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Community Accreditation For Produce Safety In Vermont

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 11, 2018
Author: Grubinger, V.
Type: Project
Topic: General (PSR)

Community Accreditation For Produce Safety In Vermont, (#2016-07338). Grubinger, V.. University Of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

Farm Food Safety For North Dakota Specialty Crop Growers

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 11, 2018
Author: Mawby, H.
Type: Project
Topic: General (PSR)

Farm Food Safety For North Dakota Specialty Crop Growers, (#2017-04980). Mawby, H.. Dakota College At Bottineau, Bottineau, North Dakota

Practical Tools For Food Safety On Small, Diversified Fruit & Vegetable Farms

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 11, 2018
Author: Koppa, K.
Type: Project; Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
Topic: General (PSR)

Practical Tools For Food Safety On Small, Diversified Fruit & Vegetable Farms, (#2017-04959). Koppa, K.. Global Growers Network Inc, Stone Mountain, Georgia

Food Safety Bites: A Weekly Food Safety Podcast

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 11, 2018
Author: SILVA, E. M.
Type: Project; Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
Topic: General (PSR)

Food Safety Bites: A Weekly Food Safety Podcast, (#2017-04982). Silva, E. M.. Univ Of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Artisan Dairy Producer Food Safety Initiative

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 11, 2018
Author: Umhoefer, J. T.
Type: Project; Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
Topic: General (PSR)

Artisan Dairy Producer Food Safety Initiative, (#2016-07304). Umhoefer, J. T.. Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, Madison, Wisconsin

Mobile Produce And Practicing Food Safety Project

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 11, 2018
Author: Small, V.
Type: Project
Topic: General (PSR)

Mobile Produce And Practicing Food Safety Project, (#2017-04963). Small, V.. Best Brothers Exelling With Se, Greensboro, North Carolina

Development Of An Alternative FSMA Compliant Produce Safety Curriculum For Plain Sect And Other Smaller Fresh Produce Growers

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 11, 2018
Author: LaBorde, L. F.
Type: Project; Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
Topic: General (PSR)

Development Of An Alternative FSMA Compliant Produce Safety Curriculum For Plain Sect And Other Smaller Fresh Produce Growers, (#2016-07340). Laborde, L. F.. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

Hands-On Food Safety Training For Small Farms In Fresno County

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 11, 2018
Author: Dahlquist-Willard, R.
Type: Project
Topic: General (PCHF); General (PSR)

Hands-On Food Safety Training For Small Farms In Fresno County, (#2017-04957). Dahlquist-Willard, R.. University Of California, Davis, Davis, California

Sanitary Design and Construction of Food Processing and Handling Facilities

Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated April 2, 2018
Author: Ronald H. Schmidt and Daniel J. Erickson
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Fact Sheets
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

To ensure safe food and adequate sanitation programs, the facility and surroundings in which food processing and handling operations are conducted must be designed and constructed with sanitary design principles in mind. Many existing facilities do not have optimum sanitary design and construction.

FSMA Inflation Adjusted Cut Offs

Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated March 30, 2018
Type: Guidance - Federal; Coverage Assessment Tools
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

Implicit Price Deflators for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Several FSMA rules have provisions in which a value is adjusted for inflation and averaged over 3 years. We provide the values based on Price Deflators for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the average for the most recent 3 years for the applicable rules below. The GDP deflator is not a static number, and changes monthly. We intend to...

Spring Cleaning – Farm Cooler Checklist

Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated March 30, 2018
Author: Callahan, C.
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Fact Sheets
Topic: Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

Whether your winter storage rooms are getting bare or you are making the transition from sweet corn to potatoes, what better time to give your cooler a once over than right now? Download the Farm Cooler Checklist to help guide your walk-through.

FSA Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) Program

Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated March 28, 2018
Type: Funding Source
Topic: Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation

The Farm Storage Facility Loan Program (FSFL) provides low-interest financing so producers can build or upgrade facilities to store commodities. Eligible commodities include grains, oilseeds, peanuts, pulse crops, hay, honey, renewable biomass commodities, fruits and vegetables, floriculture, hops, maple sap, milk, cheese, yogurt, butter, eggs, meat/poultry (unprocessed), rye and aquaculture.

PSR To Go - Taking the Produce Safety Rule with You

Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated March 28, 2018
Author: Callahan, C.
Type: Published Rules (Federal); Tools & Calculators
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

The FSMA Produce Safety Rule is an important reference for those helping growers understand requirements under the regulation. But weighing in at 216 pages it can be a burdensome document to read, let alone carry around with you. But there is hope. This blog post summarizes some ways of using the PSR on a mobile device.

Rats and Rodents Fact Sheet

Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated March 28, 2018
Author: Callahan, C. and Chamberlin, A.
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Fact Sheets
Topic: Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation

When considering storage rooms, wash and pack sheds with growers there is one topic that is sure to strike a nerve: RODENTS. This document is intended to provide summary information about measures you can take to reduce crop losses from these pests.

Smooth and Cleanable Surfaces

Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated March 28, 2018
Author: Callahan, C. & Chamberlin, A.
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Fact Sheets
Topic: Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

Smooth and cleanable surfaces are an important aspect of areas where produce is washed, packed, stored and processed. This is a summary of some of the finish surface materials that are available, their pros, cons and pricing at this time.

EQUIPPING QUALITY URBAN AGRICULTURE LEADERS (E.Q.U.A.L.): FOOD SAFETY TRAINING CUSTOMIZED FOR URBAN AND COMMUNITY FOOD PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated March 27, 2018
Author: Cullen, E.
Type: Project; Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

EQUIPPING QUALITY URBAN AGRICULTURE LEADERS (E.Q.U.A.L.): FOOD SAFETY TRAINING CUSTOMIZED FOR URBAN AND COMMUNITY FOOD PRODUCTION SYSTEMS. Cullen, E. CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIV POMONA, CALIFORNIA

SEEDS FOR INCREASING TRIBAL KNOWLEDGE IN FOOD SAFETY

Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated March 27, 2018
Author: Channa Rock
Type: Project
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)
State: AZ

SEEDS FOR INCREASING TRIBAL KNOWLEDGE IN FOOD SAFETY, Rock, C., UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA,TUCSON, ARIZONA - USDA FSOP Funded Project

FDA Final Produce Safety Rule (PSR) Page - Overview

Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated March 22, 2018
Type: Fact Sheets; Published Rules (Federal)
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

A web-based fact sheet from the FDA providing an overview of the final rule. Also, links to the final rule in various forms. The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety rule is now final, and the earliest compliance dates for some farms begin one year after the effective date of the final rule. The rule establishes, for the first time, science-based minimum standards for the safe...

Exempt or Modified Requirement information

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated March 22, 2018
Author: Iowa State University
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)
State: IA

Information for Farms that are Exempt or fall under the Modified Requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule

Water Testing Labs in Iowa

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated March 22, 2018
Author: Manreet Bhullar
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: Ag Water (Preharvest); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Ag Water (Postharvest)
State: IA

List of Certified Water Testing Laboratories in Iowa

School Garden Safety

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated March 22, 2018
Author: Iowa State University
Type: Informational Overview

Videos, manuals, and children's activities for leaders of school gardens

University Farm Safety

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated March 22, 2018
Author: Iowa State University
Type: Videos; Informational Overview

Videos, manuals, and quizzes for those in charge of university farms

Water Testing Methods

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated March 22, 2018
Author: Manreet Bhullar
Type: Guidance - Federal
Topic: Ag Water (Preharvest); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Ag Water (Postharvest)

Summary of Water Testing Methods recently added by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to Produce Safety Rule’s Agriculture Water Testing Module

Safe Produce Website- Iowa State University

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated March 22, 2018
Author: Iowa State University
Type: Informational Overview
State: IA

Resources and trainings for people growing fruits and vegetables in Iowa

Anna Wicks - Delaware Department of Agriculture

Added by Anna Wicks • Last updated March 20, 2018
Type: People
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Food Safety Plans
State: DE

I have an Bachelors in Science degree from the University of Delaware, with a concentration in Food and Agribusiness Marketing and Managment. I am also working towards a Masters in Public Administration with a mixed concentration in State and Local Government as well as Emergency Managment. I have also worked on a large farm my entire life, with a passion for Food Safety developing many years ago.

Justine Beaulieu - University of Maryland

Added by Justine Beaulieu • Last updated March 13, 2018
Type: People
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Ag Water (Preharvest); Ag Water (Postharvest); Food Safety Plans
State: MD

I have an MS in plant sciences and come from an environmental science and policy background. Half of my job here at the University of Maryland is within the realm of water recycling and managing plant pathogens in nurseries and greenhouses. The other half is food safety education. I have been leading Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) trainings in Maryland for the last two years and have recently...

Brenden St John - Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association

Added by Brenden St John • Last updated March 13, 2018
Type: People
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's); Preventive Controls (PC's); Food Safety Plan; General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Soil Amendments; Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Ag Water (Preharvest); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Food Safety Plans; Record Keeping
State: GA

Brenden St John works as a Food Safety Specialist with Produce Food Safety Services. PFSS is a program of the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association. Brenden helps farmers, packers, shippers, and processors by developing customized food safety plans and paperwork, FSMA compliance, HACCP Plans and risk assessments, 2nd Party Audits, Pre-audit assessments, audit escorts, and education...

Calculating how much chlorine bleach to add for sanitizing your containers and tools

Added by Justine Beaulieu • Last updated March 13, 2018
Author: Donna Pahl
Type: Videos
Topic: Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

Maintaining a concentration of chlorine bleach in your sanitizing solution can be challenging. This video will teach you how to calculate the amount of chlorine bleach to add to a volume of water to effectively sanitize tools and containers.

Model Recall Plan

Added by Justine Beaulieu • Last updated March 13, 2018
Author: Ashley Ellixson and Sarah Everhart
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Tools & Calculators
Topic: Food Safety Plans; Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Record Keeping

This is a fillable template for creating a food safety recall plan.

A Guide to Drafting a Recall Plan for Maryland Produce Growers

Added by Justine Beaulieu • Last updated March 13, 2018
Author: Ashley Ellixson and Sarah Everhart
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Fact Sheets; Informational Overview
Topic: Food Safety Plans; Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Record Keeping

This bulletin describes how to draft a food safety recall plan. While it has a Maryland flavor, it can be used in other states.

Andrew Chamberlin - UVM Extension

Added by Andrew Chamberlin • Last updated March 12, 2018
Type: People
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Postharvest Handling & Sanitation
State: VT

Ag Engineering Technician with UVM Extension. Specific knowledge areas are in fruit and vegetable post-harvest handling, produce safety and implementing lean principles in relation to individual farms.

NCR FSMA - Iowa State University

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated March 9, 2018
Type: People
State: IA

The North Central Regional Center’s specific aims are to: Establish a sustainable communication network connecting educators and grower/processors throughout the North Central Region (NCR) to facilitate collaboration for FSMA compliance training and build training capacity; Conduct a regional needs assessment and identify the gaps in knowledge for growers/processors and in educational tools/...

Understanding FSMA: The Produce Safety Rule

Added by Luke LaBorde • Last updated March 6, 2018
Author: Luke LaBorde
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

This 8-page Penn State fact sheet provides a discussion of farming activities and types of produce that are covered under the rule, key requirements within the regulation, certain exemptions and modified requirements for which farms may be eligible, and deadlines for complying with the rule.

Phillip Tocco - Extension Educator

Added by Phillip Tocco • Last updated March 6, 2018
Type: People
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Ag Water (Preharvest); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Record Keeping
State: MI

Phil Tocco has served as Extension Educator in Jackson County with Michigan State University for over 12 years. He serves as an educator in food safety on the farm for fruit and vegetable farmers statewide. He has functioned as the state coordinator in on-farm food safety since 2009. He currently serves with several other educators, State Departments of Agriculture and FDA to craft the On-Farm...

Matthew Moore - University of Massachusetts Amherst

Added by Matthew Moore • Last updated March 6, 2018
Type: People
Topic: Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)
State: MA

I graduated with a B.Sc. in Food Science from Cornell University 2010, and then did my Ph.D. in Food Science under the supervision of Dr. Lee-Ann Jaykus at North Carolina State University. After some time as a postdoctoral research scholar at N.C. State, I did a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2017. I joined the faculty of the Department of...

Lynn Nakamura-tengan - University of Hawaii at Manoa

Added by Lynn Nakamura-Tengan • Last updated March 6, 2018
Type: People
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Soil Amendments; Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Ag Water (Preharvest); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Food Safety Plans; Record Keeping
State: HI

Lynn C. Nakamura Tengan Extension Educator with the University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service for 30 years, and working with farm food safety for 19 years. She has a MS from Cornell University. Her primary focus is farm and consumer food safety education programs. She coordinates farm food safety outreach statewide, working with a team of agricultural and nutrition extension educators.

Tonya Schoenfuss - University of Minnesota

Added by Tonya Schoenfuss • Last updated March 6, 2018
Type: People
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's); Preventive Controls (PC's); Food Safety Plan
State: MN

Dr. Schoenfuss owes her love of milk and cheese to raising Nubian goats and dairy replacement heifers in 4-H in San Jacinto, California. She studied Dairy Science at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and studied her Junior year at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. She then received a Master’s in Food Science at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, and a Ph.D in Dairy Science from Louisiana...

Alexis Zimba-Kirby - White Oak Farms

Added by Alexis Zimba-Kirby • Last updated March 6, 2018
Type: People
Topic: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); Food Safety Plan; General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Soil Amendments; Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Ag Water (Preharvest); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Food Safety Plans; Record Keeping
State: ME

Food Safety Manager at White Oak Farms, a 300+ acre diversified fruit and vegetable farm in Midcoast Maine.

Marina Abitia - Sunkist Growers, Inc.

Added by Marina Abitia • Last updated March 6, 2018
Type: People
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's); Preventive Controls (PC's); Food Safety Plan; General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Soil Amendments; Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Ag Water (Preharvest); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Food Safety Plans; Record Keeping
State: CA

My name is Marina Abitia Regulatory Compliance & Food Safety Officer for Porterville Citrus, Inc. a citrus packer affiliated to Sunkist Growers, Inc.

Arlene Barrantes Romero - Dole Tropical Products

Added by Arlene Barrantes Romero • Last updated March 5, 2018
Type: People
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's); Preventive Controls (PC's); Food Safety Plan; General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Soil Amendments; Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Ag Water (Preharvest); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Food Safety Plans; Record Keeping
State: AL

Biotechnology, Food Quality and Food Safety

Penn State Farm Food Safety Fact Sheets

Added by Luke LaBorde • Last updated March 1, 2018
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Soil Amendments; Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Ag Water (Preharvest); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation

A series of fact sheets available for viewing in your browser with links to full color formatted PDF documents.

Video Series: Using Sanitizers in Washwater

Added by Luke LaBorde • Last updated March 1, 2018
Type: Videos
Topic: Ag Water (Postharvest); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation

This three-part video series from Penn State presents the best practices for post-harvest washing of fresh produce. This video is available in English and Spanish.

Learn How FSMA Affects You

Added by Luke LaBorde • Last updated March 1, 2018
Type: Videos
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

In this video series from Penn State, you will learn what the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is and whether your farm or food business may be affected by it. We’ll look at two of the seven FSMA rules that will affect farms, food processors and packing houses across the nation – the Produce Safety Rule and the Preventive Controls for Human Foods Rule – and help you determine whether your...

Writing a Mission Statement Fact Sheet

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: MI State Extension
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: Food Safety Plans; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

If you have read the GAP manual, you are aware of the importance of writing a mission statement. This resource provides a sample mission statement, along with pointers for writing your own.

Chlorine as Sanitizer Fact Sheet

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: MI State Extension
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Food Safety Plans; Record Keeping

This fact sheet walks you through the safe and effective use of chlorine as a disinfectant.

Food Safe Compost Use Fact Sheet

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: MI State Extension
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: Soil Amendments; Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Food Safety Plans; Record Keeping

This fact sheet walks you through the recommended steps for effective compost use while ensuring GAP and FSMA compliance.

Maintaining a Cold Chain Fact Sheet

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: MI State Extension
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Food Safety Plans; Record Keeping

This fact sheet reviews best practices to ensure food safety compliance when using refrigeration.

Postharvest Washing Best Practices Fact Sheet

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: MI State Extension
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Food Safety Plans; Record Keeping

Pointers for correct washing procedures for fresh produce.

Mobile Digital Recordkeeping with Google Docs Fact Sheet

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: MI State Extension
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: Food Safety Plans; Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Record Keeping

Record keeping is the corner stone of implementing a food safety plan. This document will help you navigate Google Docs as free resource for recordkeeping.

Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance - Resources Website

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: FSPCA
Type: Informational Overview
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's); Preventive Controls (PC's); Food Safety Plan

Landing page with general resources pertaining to Food Safety Modernization Act compliance.

Preventive Controls for Human Food Resources by Course Chapter Website

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: FSPCA
Type: National Curricula; Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Fact Sheets; Coverage Assessment Tools; Videos; Tools & Calculators; Informational Overview
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's); Preventive Controls (PC's); Food Safety Plan

This link will take you to the Resource by chapter section of the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance website. The site contains 16 chapters of information on Preventative Controls for Human Food.

Rodent and Bird Control Fact Sheet

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: MI State Extension
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Food Safety Plans

This fact sheet addresses due diligence for rodent and vertebrate pest control and offers a standard operating procedure (SOP) boilerplate that can be adapted to your farm and help address rodents and other vertebrates in storage and packing areas.

MI State University - Worker Health & Hygiene Website

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: MI State Extension
Type: Fact Sheets; Videos; Informational Overview
Topic: Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Food Safety Plans; Record Keeping

The Agrifood Safety Minute is designed to highlight one small aspect of food safety on the farm every week or two. The focus is on teaching you how to make small changes that yield a significant impact, and allow you to get one step closer to GAP certification with every weekly lesson.

Livestock and Food Production Fact Sheet

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Food Safety Plans

This fact sheet walks you through some considerations regarding livestock that may be kept near your production area.

Dealing with Irrigated Crops Fact Sheet

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: MI State Extension
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: Ag Water (Preharvest); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Ag Water (Postharvest); Food Safety Plans; Record Keeping

This fact sheet offers a number of food safety considerations when irrigating your crops.

Interpreting Water Test Results Fact Sheet

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Type: Guidance - Federal
Topic: Ag Water (Preharvest); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Ag Water (Postharvest); Food Safety Plans

This fact sheet addresses how to read and understand water testing results and what to do about them.

Taking a Water Sample Fact Sheet

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: MI State Extension
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: Ag Water (Preharvest); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Ag Water (Postharvest)

This fact sheet provides instruction on taking a proper water sample as well as requesting the correct test.

Guidance for Industry: Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Fresh-cut Fruits and Vegetables

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: FDA
Type: Guidance - Federal
Topic: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); Preventive Controls (PC's); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

This guidance is intended for all fresh-cut produce processing firms, both domestic firms and firms importing or offering fresh-cut product for import into the U.S., to enhance the safety of fresh-cut produce by minimizing the microbial food safety hazards.

Creating a Google Maps Field Map Fact Sheet

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: MI State Extension
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Food Safety Plans

Step by step instructions that will walk you through using Google maps to create an accurate map of your farm.

Manure Use Fact Sheet

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: MI State Extension
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: Soil Amendments; Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Food Safety Plans; Record Keeping

This fact sheet will walk you through the recommended use and storage of manure to ensure GAP compliance.

Food Safety Plan Builder

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: FDA
Type: Tools & Calculators
Topic: Food Safety Plan; Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Food Safety Plan Builder (FSPB) is a tool designed to assist owners/operators of food facilities with the development of food safety plans that are specific to their facilities and meet the requirements of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation (21 CFR Part 117).

Considering Irrigation Water Sources Fact Sheet

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: MI State Extension
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: Ag Water (Preharvest); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

This fact sheet addresses relative risks associated with irrigation water sources and delivery methods. It will also discuss the frequency of testing each source.

FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Overview Page

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: FDA
Type: Guidance - Federal; Published Rules (Federal); Tools & Calculators; Informational Overview
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

Link to the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) website.

Final Rule on Produce Safety Fact Sheet

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: FDA
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

Fact Sheet includes summaries of some key requirements, compliance dates, and other information on the FSMA Produce Safety Rule.

List of FSPCA Participant Courses

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: FSPCA
Type: National Curricula
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's); Preventive Controls (PC's)

A listing of all Preventive Controls for Human Food courses being held across the world. The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation (referred to as the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation) is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption in the...

FSPCA- Technical Assistance Network

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: FSPCA
Type: Informational Overview
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF)

The FSPCA Technical Assistance Network (TAN) is a place where you can ask questions related to preventive controls, and also find information on courses and Lead Instructors.

FDA : FSMA Technical Assistance Newtwork (TAN)

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: FDA
Type: Guidance - Federal; Informational Overview
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

The Technical Assistance Network (TAN) is a central source of information for questions related to the FSMA rules, programs, and implementation strategies.

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Compliance Dates

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: FDA
Type: Guidance - Federal; Informational Overview
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

These are the compliance dates for the rules that form the foundation of the implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

FSPCA Bookstore

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: FSPCA
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Tools & Calculators; Informational Overview
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); Preventive Controls (PC's)

Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance Bookstore.

FSPCA Food Safety Plan Worksheets

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: FSPCA
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Tools & Calculators
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); Preventive Controls (PC's)

Worksheets are recommended to document the product description, hazard analysis and preventive controls. Worksheet is provided as pdf or attached in Microsoft Word format.

FSPCA Food Safety Plan Template

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: FSPCA
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Tools & Calculators
Topic: Preventive Controls (PC's); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF)

This Food Safety Plan template is modeled after forms developed for the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food curriculum, and can be modified to reflect the need of individual establishment needs.

FSPCA Recall Plan Template

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: FSPCA
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Tools & Calculators
Topic: Preventive Controls (PC's); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF)

This Recall Plan template is based on the template in the FSPCA curriculum. It must be modified by a company to develop an individualized Recall Plan.

FSPCA Trainers of Trainers for Human Food

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: FSPCA
Type: People
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); Preventive Controls (PC's)

Trainers of Trainers therefore must be high-level professionals who have extensive experience in food safety systems and training.

FSPCA Quarterly Update Webinars

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: FSPCA
Type: Videos
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); Preventive Controls (PC's)

The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA), in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), hosts quarterly webinars to update stakeholders on the progress of the Alliance.

FSPCA Presentations and Conferences

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: FSPCA
Type: Informational Overview
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); Preventive Controls (PC's)

Visit site to learn about educational and networking opportunities.

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Participant Manual

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 22, 2018
Author: FSPCA
Type: National Curricula
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF)

This course developed by FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual.”

FSPCA- Lead Instructor Application

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 22, 2018
Author: FSPCA
Type: People
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF)

A person who has successfully completed an FSPCA Preventive Controls course and an FSPCA Lead Instructor Course. A Lead Instructor may independently offer the FSPCA standardized curriculum (PC Course) directly to participants.

FSMA Human Food Audit Checklist

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated February 21, 2018
Type: Guidance - Federal; Tools & Calculators
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF)

This Checklist will help you organize your materials and assess your current food safety preparedness for processing human food. The Checklist is NOT itself a plan.

Elizabeth Newbold

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated February 20, 2018
Type: People
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)
State: NY

Elizabeth Newbold is the Center Administrator for the Northeast Center to Advance Food Safety (NECAFS), one of four FDA/USDA funded regional centers tasked with coordinating training, education and outreach related to the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and the FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Foods Rule. Her work focuses on coordination and facilitation of the Northeast regional network to support a...

Chris Callahan - The University of Vermont

Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated February 20, 2018
Type: People
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Record Keeping
State: VT

Chris Callahan is an Extension Assistant Professor of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Vermont. His work focuses on the application of engineering and technology to the needs of small and medium-sized farms and food processors in the areas of protected culture production, postharvest handling and storage and sustainable energy. He is also the Director of the Northeast Center to...

Standards for Produce Safety, Coverage and Exemptions/Exclusions Flowchart

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated February 15, 2018
Type: Coverage Assessment Tools
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

The Preventive Controls for Human Food rule clarified the definition of a farm to cover two types of farm operations, primary production farms and secondary activities farms. The same definition is used in the Produce Safety rule (section 112.3(c)). This flowchart has basic criteria that determine whether an operation that meets the definition of “farm” is subject to the produce rule.

Labeled Sanitizers for Produce Tool

Added by Robert Way • Last updated February 7, 2018
Type: Tools & Calculators
Topic: Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

The Produce Safety Alliance developed a 'Labeled Sanitizers for Produce' tool to help growers find an EPA-labeled sanitizer suitable for their operation.

Socrates Trujillo - US FDA

Added by Socrates Trujillo • Last updated February 1, 2018
Type: People
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Soil Amendments; Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Ag Water (Preharvest); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Food Safety Plans; Record Keeping
State: MD

Dr. Trujillo is one of eight members for the Produce Safety Network (PSN), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). His function is to collaborate and serve as technical advisor with state representatives and the produce industry in the implementation of the FDA Produce Safety Rule. Previously, Dr. Trujillo served as International...

Produce Tracking, Traceability and Recordkeeping

Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated November 25, 2017
Type: Project; Tools & Calculators
Topic: Record Keeping; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

This project aimed to improve produce tracking and traceability on Vermont farms by reviewing functional requirements for produce record keeping (including FSMA PSR requirements), reviewing available solutions, and developing two tailored near term solutions.

"Rarely Consumed Raw" Fact Sheet

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated September 19, 2017
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

This FDA Factsheet explains the "rarely consumed raw" list under the Produce Safety Rule.

Records Required by the FSMA Produce Safety Rule

Added by Robert Way • Last updated August 23, 2017
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Fact Sheets
Topic: Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Soil Amendments; Ag Water (Preharvest); Ag Water (Postharvest); Record Keeping

The FSMA Produce Safety Rule (PSR) requires a few specific records. This publication summarizes the provisions requiring records and includes template records to help establish records to meet FSMA PSR requirements.

The Water Analysis Method Requirement in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule

Added by Robert Way • Last updated August 23, 2017
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Fact Sheets
Topic: Ag Water (Preharvest); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Ag Water (Postharvest)

This Produce Safety Alliance fact sheet includes information to support agricultural water quality monitoring as outlined in the PSR.

Geometric Means, Statistical Threshold Values, and Microbial Die-Off Rates

Added by Robert Way • Last updated August 23, 2017
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Fact Sheets; Tools & Calculators
Topic: Ag Water (Preharvest); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Ag Water (Postharvest)

This Produce Safety Alliance fact sheet outlines how to perform key mathematical steps necessary to develop a microbial water quality profile (MWQP)

Summary of Compliance Dates for Major FSMA Rules

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated August 22, 2017
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

Summary and reference sheets for compliance dates for FSMA rules.

Produce Safety Alliance Trainer Directory

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated August 18, 2017
Type: People
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

Locate a trainer in your region. This is a complete list of Produce Safety Alliance trainer from across the county and international.

Clean Greens: A standard operating procedure (SOP) for triple-rinsing greens

Added by Frank Martens • Last updated August 15, 2017
Type: Videos
Topic: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); Ag Water (Postharvest); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation
State: MA

Managing post-harvest water is an essential part of reducing farm food safety risks and ensuring quality produce. This video describes an SOP for triple-rinsing about 100 lbs of salad greens, with use of a sanitizer to reduce cross-contamination.

Cleaning vs. Sanitizing

Added by Frank Martens • Last updated August 15, 2017
Type: Videos
Topic: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)
State: MA

Cleaning and sanitizing are not the same thing—a surface cannot be sanitized without first being cleaned. This video describes the appropriate way to clean and sanitize food contact surfaces, such as tables, tools and harvest bins, using the 4-step process: Rinse/clear debris, wash with detergent, rinse with potable water, and sanitize.

Standard Operating Procedures

Added by Frank Martens • Last updated August 15, 2017
Type: Videos
Topic: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); Food Safety Plans; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)
State: MA

A standard operating procedure, or SOP, like a recipe, is a step-by-step guide to completing a task to get the same results each time. This video describes how to construct an SOP for farm procedures to help train employees, ensure consistency and improve efficiency and quality.

How to Clean and Sanitize

Added by Frank Martens • Last updated August 15, 2017
Type: Videos
Topic: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)
State: MA

Developing good procedures for cleaning and sanitizing harvest equipment and post-harvest facilities is critical for ensuring high-quality product and reducing food safety risks. This video describes how to develop a strategy for cleaning post-harvest areas.

National GAPs Program Decision Trees

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated August 15, 2017
Type: National Curricula
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

Decision Trees: Farm Food Safety Decision Making Made Easy! The purpose of the Decision Trees is to: - Help you identify risks and practices that reduce risks; - Prioritize the implementation of practices to use limited resources wisely; - Familiarize you with the terms and methods necessary to understand and follow requirements and expectations for food safety from buyers,...

Food Safety Plan Builder - Preventive Controls

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated August 15, 2017
Type: Videos
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF)

FDA’s Food Safety Plan Builder is a user-friendly, standalone tool designed to assist owner/operators of food facilities with the development of food safety plans that are specific to their facilities and meet the requirement of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation.

Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Website

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated August 11, 2017
Type: National Curricula
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Soil Amendments; Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Ag Water (Preharvest); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Food Safety Plans

The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) is a collaboration between Cornell University, FDA, and USDA to prepare fresh produce growers to meet the regulatory requirements included in the United States Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.

FDA Final Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF) Rule - Overview

Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated August 10, 2017
Type: Published Rules (Federal)
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF)

A web-based fact sheet from the FDA providing an overview of the final rule. The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls for Human Food rule is now final, and compliance dates for some businesses begin in September 2016.

Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) Website

Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated August 10, 2017
Type: National Curricula

The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) is a broad-based public private alliance consisting of key industry, academic and government stakeholders whose mission is to support safe food production by developing a nationwide core curriculum, training and outreach programs to assist companies producing human and animal food in complying with the preventive controls regulations that will...